Career Mom

Now that you’re a working mom life is different. You’ve a richer, yet more hectic, life at home, but that hasn’t diminished your career ambitions. This collection helps you build the skills and strategies you’ll need to be successful in every area of your life.


 

10 mom skills that will boost your career

At one time, the role of motherhood and raising children was held in high regard. It was a valiant and valuable offering to the community. That started to change as the idea of work evolved – now that we could contribute to our families by earning an income parenting diminished in value. It didn’t earn a […] Read more…

Words to banish: How to stop undermining your worth

Words matter. We know this. Yet, many of us are guilty of using words that do us no favors. Words that express doubt in our abilities and reinforce stereotypes or tired cultural norms that no longer fit today’s society.  Don’t believe me? How many times did you say sorry today? Six years ago, I returned […] Read more…

How to negotiate like a pro

Equal Pay Day is being recognized all month long in markets and industries around the world. This year, Canada marked April 9 as the day the average (white) woman has to work into 2019 to earn what an average man did in 2018. The US acknowledges Equal Pay Day a week earlier on April 2. […] Read more…

The case for paternity leave: Benefits for working moms

The call for paternity leave continues to build steam. In Canada, the federal government introduced a new ‘Use it or Lose it’ leave for non-birth parents aimed specifically at fathers. It’s eligible to parents of babies born on or after March 17, 2019. Last month, Spain took steps to equalize leave for fathers as well […] Read more…

Goal setting for working parents: 3 questions to ask

It’s a new year and with it comes plenty of talk about goal setting. In the same vein, there’s much being said about intention setting, resolution setting, defining your word of the year and more. Not only can you choose your preferred terminology, you then have a bounty of options of what kind of goals […] Read more…

5 questions you must ask at your performance review

Performance reviews can be a stressful time – even for the most stellar of employees. It can be daunting to hear feedback on our performance, let alone muster up the courage to ask for a pay rise or promotion. Yet, performance reviews can be a great opportunity to learn, develop and grow as professionals. They […] Read more…

5 ways new parents can nail this year’s performance review

As the year nears its end, many companies are undergoing its performance appraisal process. For many companies – especially ones with large numbers of employees – this is a structured process that doesn’t always work for every employees. Let’s take expecting mothers and new parents as examples. These employees miss out on a key process […] Read more…